South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says following two decades of economic reform, the ability of many countries in Africa to implement macroeconomic policies that support a sustainable recovery is now constrained. Speaking in France at the Paris summit on the financing of African economies, Ramaphosa said to boost the prospects for a strong and sustainable recovery, African governments need to mobilise significant additional external financing, calling on credit rating agencies to play their role without acting as a deterrent to countries who seek to take advantage of credible and transparent credit relief measures.